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Close of Play

  • Sat, 9 Aug - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 248/9 (DT Tiripano 9*, J Nyumbu 0*, 89 ov)
  • Sun, 10 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 201/4 (F du Plessis 69*, Q de Kock 27*, 84 ov)
  • Mon, 11 Aug - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 28/1 (V Sibanda 8*, DT Tiripano 1*, 13 ov)
  • Tue, 12 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 44/1 (10.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Morning undone


Zimbabwe's score over in eight overs after lunch. They were 52 for 1 in 28 overs before the break

Trouble at the top


With his dismissal for 45, Vusi Sibanda has gone 15 innings without a half-century

Off colour


Vernon Philander's bowling strike rate in five Tests prior to this one

Not a mug


Donald Tiripano's highest first-class score. He has two fifties to go along with that unbeaten effort

Small club


John Nyumbu is the second Zimbabwean to take five wickets on debut. The other was Andy Blignaut against Bangladesh in 2001



No. of boundaries conceded by Tinashe Panyangara in 23 overs. He's conceded only 29 runs, with 10 maidens

Mission Consolidation


South Africa's progress since the morning, in 15 overs

Easy does it


South Africa's run-rate at the end of day two. Zimbabwe had accumulated their runs at 2.76



No. of balls Faf du Plessis took to move from 48 to 50

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